Education (Department of Catholic Schools)

Telephone: (213) 637-7300

More than 250 Catholic schools serve the counties of the Greater Los Angeles Region. The tradition of Catholic education in the United States can be traced back to the 1600s. The Church in Los Angeles opened its first schools in the 1850s. Catholic schools equip students to follow in the footsteps of the saints and take the redeeming message of the Gospel into the world – in every profession, every household, every neighborhood and across social classes.

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Our Staff

Paul Escala

Senior Director and Superintendent of Catholic Schools


(213) 637-7300

DCS Senior Leadership Superintendent’s Cabinet

Regional Assistant Superintendents

Academic Affairs Team

Operational Vitality Team

Leadership and Governance Team

Mission and Catholic Identity Team

Administrative Team